What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a non-invasive, drug-free form of manual medicine that focuses on the health of the whole body, not just the injured or affected part.
The object of treatment is to strengthen the musculoskeletal framework, improve circulation and correct altered biomechanics.
By using a range of ‘hands-on’ techniques to move, stretch, massage and physically manipulate a person’s muscles and joints, Osteopathy is designed to facilitate a smoother relationship and better function of the body’s systems.
Benefits of Osteopathy
Osteopathy specialises in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders with the aim of:
By taking the time to understand their patients and their unique combination of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle, osteopaths are then able to formulate a treatment plan that will achieve the best outcome, which may sometimes include onward referral.
Most people who see an osteopath do so for help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:
Osteopaths have been regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) since 1993 and is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of persistent low back pain.
How to book
For more information about our Osteopathy service at Perform Southampton or to book an appointment please contact the centre on 023 8076 4348.